Game of Thrones fans are anxiously awaiting the eighth and final season to premier in just thirteen days. As the stars get ready to say goodbye to the characters they’ve played for the last decade, Sophie Turner did an exclusive interview with Harper’s Bazaar discussing everything from Sansa Stark to feminism.
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While Sophie Turner may not be bothered by co-star Kit Harington out-earning her by nearly three times, but maybe some of us are. In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Turner explains that the discrepancy in salary is easily explained by the vast difference in their characters’ storylines. While Turner’s character, Sansa Stark, has not seen much screen time in the past seasons, Harington’s character, Jon Snow, has been a leading story. Turner goes on to explain that “‘for the last series he had something like seventy night shoots, and I didn’t have that many.'”
Sophie Turner took home around £158,000 each week, while Kit Harington brought home £537,000. Of course, Jon Snow did have a big character arc over the last season to air, ending with a huge reveal. If you ask me, the pay disparity does not cover the absolute inspiration Sansa Stark has been.
When we first meet Sansa, she is in huge contrast to her sister, Arya. While we are immediately rooting for the girl who just wants to play with swords, we don’t know how to react to the girl who wants to be queen. Sansa, however, proves her worth as she is forced to make her way through King’s Landing and the Lannister’s by lying through her teeth at every turn. She stands by as her father is beheaded, unable to react in any way. She survives the emotionally, and often physically, abusive relationship with Joffrey Lannister before she is thrown over for Margaery Tyrell at the second season’s end. Sansa continues to overcome obstacles through the whole series, including her marriage to psychopath Ramsey Bolton.
It’s true we don’t know what is in store this final season for Sansa, but she hasn’t given us a single reason to downplay her character. As for me, I have the highest expectations for Turner’s character.
HBO’s wildly popular series Game of Thrones recently finished filming its final season, and Kit Harington, who portrays Jon Snow, is feeling a little sentimental:
“It’s just been this amazing journey,” he said in aninterview. “I kinda said to them on my wrap speech that it’s always been more than a job. They were a family and it was my life. I’ve loved every minute of it. I’ve been quite emotional last week thinking about having ended, having finished it.”
We’ll miss it too, Kit. But he also has a lot to look forward to – Harington has talkedabout how wrapping season eight will free him from the Jon Snow hairstyle he’s sported for the better part of a decade, and a few weeks ago he married Rose Leslie (who played his on-screen love interest Ygritte before her untimely demise).
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He won’t be disappearing from the public eye, however: you can catch him on stage this winter in London, where he’ll be starring in True West.
As filming on the last season of HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones enters its final days, stars are starting to talk about their lives and careers post-Thrones. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Kit Harington, who has played the major character of Jon Snow since the first season, discussed his plans to ditch his iconic on-screen look after filming wraps.
“I’d like to step away and enjoy the obscurity, cut my hair, make myself less recognizable as the character, and go do and some other things with a completely new look and tone,” he explains. “The beard will be harder to get rid of — I quite like the beard.”
Many Game of Thrones looks were achieved with wigs – Emilia Clarke’s silver-gold Targaryen hair was artificial, but the Jon Snow hair and beard are real.
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Ultimately, he says, “I can’t go into my next role looking the same. This role was brilliant, but I’ll need to get rid of Jon Snow.”
Typically, with a cast this diverse and expansive, it’s nearly impossible to pin-down what counts as a leading role. So, up until now, HBO has only submitted GoT stars for supporting actor Emmy nominations, making this the first time in history they have ever gone after a lead actor win.
This is big news for the series itself, as we see it shifting into an intense storyline driven by fewer characters and plots.
Game of Thrones beat the record with its sixth season for more Emmys won than any other tv drama in history. But, the only GoT actor who’s ever actually taken home an Emmy for their performance in the series is Peter Dinklage, who took home the supporting actor win in both 2011 and 2015.
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Peter Dinklage is going after another supporting role nomination this year, alongside Lena Heady (Cersei Lannister), Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark), Maisie Williams (Arya Stark), and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister). Diana Rigg (Lady Olenna Tyrell) is up for a guest star nomination, as well.
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It looks like the Game of Thrones has been played, now let’s see who wins!
The Golden Globes are just around the corner and are set to go ahead on January 7th 2018 and THIS YEAR WE WANT TO SEE GAME OF THRONES WIN GOT DAMMIT.
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HBO has thrown a curveball and has submitted not one but two of its leading actors for the category Best Actor in a Leading Role. If you haven’t guessed already yes, it is Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke who have been nominated for their respective roles as Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen.
This choice carries some significance as no actor or actress from the show has ever been eligible to compete for a lead role at the ceremony before, and Game of Thrones has actually had bad luck at the award show in the past few years and has been beaten time and time again by shows such as The Crown in 2017, Mr Robot in 2016 and The Affair in 2015.
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Although Emilia Clarke and Kit Harington have been given the nod for the supporting actor category in the past, this time we are curious as to whether HBO is freeing up the nomination for best supporting actor for other members of the Game of Thrones ensemble. The choice to move the pair to the lead category may reflect the narrative shift in the show as a series, and perhaps suggests a continuation of this in the forthcoming and most anticipated eighth and final season. Either way, we are super excited to see how the show fairs at the award ceremony, as it has been an outrageously popular summer evening affair that not many people missed out on this season.